A distinction must be made between the status groups:
Professors, civil servants: The HR department currently has a problem with new appointments of civil servants for life, because the health authorities offer appointments for official medical examinations with a significant delay; the Bochum health authority currently allocates check-ups for the end of September. Delays are therefore to be expected.
Research assistants and “Tarifbeschäftigte” (employees covered by collective bargaining agreements): All applications are being processed once again, in order of priority.
Assistant lecturers/assistants: All applications will be processed promptly. The two-week period (before the start of the contract) is currently suspended.